2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook 
    Mar 31, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GARP 0325 - Food Systems Planning

Credits: 3

This course explores the complexities of food systems planning at the local community and regional scales.  Many aspects of the global good system have become characterized by processes that are socially and ecologically harmful.  these include mono-cropping and displacement of small-holding farmers.  Additionally, local geographies of access to healthy food have been shown to reflect socioeconomic and racial disparities.  In an effort to address these undesirable consequences, and to promote community and ecological health and resilience, planners and food systems activists work to achieve food systems that are equitable, accessible, fresh, local, and sustainable.  This course is a project-based experience that involves students in the search for a more socially and ecologically just food system in Western Massachusetts.